THAILAND PROPERTY: Land Department announced the new regulations on power of attorney (POA)


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April 7, 2011



Land registration in Thailand has been considering more security and efficiency according to the new regulations announced by Land Department on February 8, 2011 (attached file)

The aforesaid regulations named “Land Department Regulations on Anti-Corruption Measures and People Right Protection in Power of Attorney to Register and Do Legal Transaction with Real Estate B.E.2554”. The Land Department has announced that an attorney of each party appointed to register and do legal transaction with real estate at the Land Office by Power of Attorney must show photographic proof of identify and an officer must take a photo of the attorney at the specified place; such as, a Land Office.

The main purpose of this regulation is to reduce corruptions and forgeries on registration and to control all legal transactions at the Land Office.

If a corruption has occurred; such as unauthorised attorney or dishonest action, this photo will be considered as one of the most important evidences to identify the wrongdoer.

The attorney, who refuses to be taken a photo by an officer, shall be deemed as a suspicious case and such the power of attorney shall be rejected unless there is any circumstance that indicates without doubt the authority of power of attorney.

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